The situation, I had imagined, must have changed over the last couple of decades, but Angela Saini’s revealing book suggests the contrary. Book Review – ‘Geek Nation’ Angela Saini’s “Geek Nation – how Indian Science is taking over the World” – is an attempt to answer an ever growing question in. Geek Nation by Angela Saini. Its funding is derisory, but India has had extraordinary success in science. What is its secret? Patrick French.
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By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with Indians running of natoon tech companies. At the dawn of this scientific revolution, Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists helping to give birth to the world’s next scientific superpower – a nation built not on conquest, oil or minerals, but on the scientific ingenuity of its people.
Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor.
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Full of curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people – a nation of geeks. When’s the best time to exercise – and how much is too much?
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Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day.
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